Let’s not ask too many questions and just let this one be. Underlined hyperlink text is hanging around to buffet your raft along the currents.
Using the Hermetic Tarot briefly today I’m not surprised to see The Hermit otherwise known as Magus of the Voice of Light. Symbolized by the Yod, hand, and Virgo we see displayed a magical lamp above a solitary figure wrapped in a hood/cloak. The lamp itself burns without a wick or fuel sustaining it. Instead this lamp is kept glowing by the Universal fluids which radiate in all directions.
There is also a face burning within a golden triangle signifying fecundity of the infinite/eternal. Along the bottom of the card we find the Cosmic Egg with Spica, a wheat sheaf, as well as behind the Hermit a plant yielding forth its seed.
When we see a Cosmic/Orphic Egg we are using a metaphor for the Big Bang theory. Described as containment of pure light we will discover that some believe it to be identical to that of the state of the singularity before the Big Bang.
Being quite similar to the Aeon Sophia story within which the angel Sophia enters the void to create a mini world that mimics her origin, but it doesn’t last once the half God is born and rearranges the entire structure that caused/causes instability (the darkness entered into the pure light) whereby the egg cracks open inciting the explosion.
The snake wraps itself around the egg in a display of the primordial darkness surrounding the containment of pure light.
A masculine God (the powers of our current patriarchal culture?) rearranges the world in their image thus there now exists duality with a need to demand servitude; a trait of what occultists call the half God or demiurge. So this being the world where the darkness and light now are mixed together is how we see immediately in the Bible through Genesis that the snake appears in the Garden of Eden which begins the infamous chaoskampf or chaos struggle.
Pythagoreans also believed that the primordial darkness was to be the actual nature of our Universe/Cosmos. In other words no-thing should exist right now. Our existence is the result of an influence beyond this Universe/Cosmos.
Whoever arranged this world is believed by many to be a half God because the Universe/Cosmos is not built to last rather it is in fact doomed to the winter Sun, heat death, and entropy in which everything will return back to darkness in due time.
In this same vein of thought I am wondering if I should not consider the following Cosmic Egg spread one day and share it with my readership. That might become a lengthy blog post though as I’m far too detail oriented.
Further Study and Interpretation of the Hermit:
- The Hermit Prism Divination
- The Hermit Curious Creatures
- The Hermit Muse Tarot
- The Hermit Esoteric Hut
May you spend your Thursday not lost in the ambiguous that I do. I actually had a NDE at age 26 which I briefly have touched on months ago in a blog post thanks to being chemically sensitized. A rather unpleasant event of waking up at 3 AM CST with my tongue swelling, blocking my windpipe, and choking on my saliva as my body went into anaphylaxis and a cytokine storm.
Something that I wouldn’t recommend for others to try anytime soon unless you enjoy late night trips to the emergency room or scaring your family.
I also believe Barbara Pijan as I’ve previously noted explains our psyche best through the Vedic nakshatra I was born into. An area I’m constantly studying for myself and addressing. It would require people to comb through some of my earlier broodings/ruminations.
As I said before within a Divine Feminine workshop/group I joined over a decade ago I tested poignantly as the ecstatic and alchemical aspect of the Goddess personality type if that says anything about my psyche. 🪦💭